How playing an instrument benefits your brain

"Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brains?"

These are the findings by Dr. Anita Collins who earned her PhD from the University of Melbourne in the area of Neuroscience and Music Education.

In this highly informative short video created for TED-Ed, Dr. Collins and animator Sharon Colman Graham cleverly sum up how playing an instrument benefits your brain and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this, what is likened to, a full-body brain workout.

Not only does learning an instrument bring with it increased motor skills and memory function but it also enhances your social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Learning a musical instrument does for your brain what a healthy diet and exercise can do for your body.

Is your brain in need of a workout? Sign-up for one of our classes and let our teachers get the fireworks started in your brain today!